Pages and Workspace

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This chapter describes the the Pages Bar and Workspace of the Server Management Application.

Pages

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The Pages Bar shows all available pages as tabs for quick access and overview.
Click on the +-icon to create a new page with an empty workspace. A dialog opens to specify a name. Alternatively, you can create a new page via Pages Menu > Create Page. The new tab will be added to the far right after existing tabs. You can drag and drop tabs to resort them. Please use the Pages Menu if you like to rename or delete pages.

Per default, the first tab, called "Active", shows all systems that are currently available in the network and that are running the PB Menu. The systems are listed in the workspace in ascending order of their IP addresses and hence cannot be resorted. The icons show the device name and not their alias name. If a device goes offline, it will be removed from this screen after 30 seconds. New devices will sort in the list according to their IP address. The Active tab cannot be deleted or renamed.

Workspace

The Workspace can be filled with devices or hardware systems which are depicted as rectangular icon showing a specific image surrounded with information.

To add a new device, simply right-click into the empty Workspace background to open the context menu and choose a device. After specifying details (as described below), it will be placed in the slot where the context menu was triggered.

Icons are either white which indicates an online state or gray which indicates an offline state. The status is determined based on communication with the PB Menu in case of PB Devices or a successful ping-reply in case of TCP devices which is inquired every 10 seconds.
While TCP Devices can only be online/offline, PB devices can have the following state: Master Windowed, Master in Fullscreen, Client windowed, Client in Fullscreen

You can also copy a device to another page, e.g. from the "Active" tab.  Simply right-click an icon and choose "Add to Page" from the context menu, or "Move to Page" respectively.

You can select an icon with a left-click or make a multi-selection via [Ctrl] or [Shift] + left-lick . Alternatively, select devices in the below Information Panel. Selected devices are highlighted in blue in the Workspace and Information Panel.

On custom pages, a selected device can be moved to another empty slot within the workspace.

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Alias

Enter a name that should be displayed underneath the icon.

IP Address

Enter the IP address from the computer you like to add to the page.

Mac Address

Enter the Mac Address if you like to use "WakeOnLan" commands later.

Type & File

The type is simply the icon that either depicts a tower PC, or a PB Server etc. You can also choose "Custom" and a custom image with the [...] button next to "File". Note that an icon is scaled up or down to fit the icon size of 150x130px. In addition, it makes sense to choose an image with a transparent background so that the offline/online status is better visible and bear in mind that the information text added to the top and bottom of the image has a white font.

Page

This field shows all pages where the device is present.

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This context opens, when a PB device is right-clicked.

Connect VNC

This establishes a VNC connection which can also be triggered with a double-click as described above.

Pandoras Box > ...                

Start PB

Starts PB in the mode which is selected in the PB Menu.

Close PB

Stops the current PB Master or Client process.

Enter Fullscreen

This sends a "enter fullscreen" command to the remote PB device.

Leave Fullscreen

This sends a "leave fullscreen" command to the remote PB device.

Widget Designer > ...                

Start WD

Starts WD in selected version as specified in PB Menu.

Close WD

Stops the current WD process.

System > ...

Reboot

Reboots the system.

Shutdown

Shuts down the system.        

WakeOnLAN

This wakes the device via WOL if the MAC Address was stored in system information and the device supports WOL.

Reset Menu

This closes and restarts the PB Menu.

Reset VNC

This closes the according "VNC Server" process and restarts it again.

Add to page

This adds the device to the first available slot on the selected page.

Move to page

This moves the device to the first available slot on the selected page.

Delete System

This deletes the system from this page. Other pages remain untouched.

Edit Properties

This recalls the "Edit Properties" dialog of the device.

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This context opens, when a TCP device is right-clicked.

Add to page

This adds the device to the first available slot on the selected page.

Delete System

This deletes the system from this page. Other pages remain untouched.

Edit Properties

This recalls the "Edit Properties" dialog of the device.